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Mrs. Usher from Lewiston ME is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mrs. Usher's Little Ones Need Help Making Words

My students need magnetic letters to help us build words and whisper phones to read our words to ourselves.

  • $174 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am an ELL teacher in a poverty-stricken city. My students are refugees and asylum seekers from war-torn countries and have come here for a better life.

The children are five and six years old and melt my heart on a daily basis.

They come to school eager to learn to read like the "big kids." They love learning! They are full of life and love everything we do. Any help you can give us in our learning adventure we'd greatly appreciate.

My Project

My little ones are learning that vowels make two sounds, and that words are spelled differently depending on the sound the vowel makes. This can be a difficult concept to understand, so practicing building short and long vowel words using big, magnetic letters will help to make it more concrete.

Students need to physically manipulate the letters in a word themselves to help them learn and remember.

These short and long vowel sets will help them do just that. We also need small whisper phones so we can practice reading these words in our small space without interrupting our neighbors.

Mrs. Usher
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE539 - Hear Myself Sound Phone - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FF456 - Magnetic Short Vowels Word Building Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF457 - Magnetic Long Vowels Word Building Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$109.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$5.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$147.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.96

Total project goal

$173.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$173.08

2 Donors

-$173.08

Donations toward project cost

-$147.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.96

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$0.00

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